New month - thinner wallet. Shoot!
New month - thinner wallet. Shoot!
Guerlain day today for me!
L'Instant de Guerlain 75ml
Shalimar EDT 50ml
Posted it in the wrong thread.
Histoires de Parfums - Defile New York
Top notes: fresh mint, bergamot and cut grass
Middle notes: water flowers, pineapple, rhubarb, clove, cinnamon and star anise
Base notes: coffee, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, Gaïac wood, patchouli
OK, I actually bought these a few days ago, but they arrived today…
A boxed set of Cuir de Russie parfum, 3 x 7 ml. I opened one of the bottles an hour ago to dab some on, and it smells great so far. Bolder, tarrier and more leathery, but at the same time also softer and rounder.
The date codes under the bottles say 94 U… Could it be so straightforward as to actually mean 1994? I don't know, but my guess is that these are from the 80's or early 90's. I've also seen quite a few spotty labels from that era, maybe because of the adhesive they used?
I bought a nice gift set of Bvlgari Man. I got a fantastic evaluation from my Board of Directors this week and this is a reward to myself! No raise in this economy, but I am grateful to have a job!
I just placed an order for 50mls of The Dreamer.
And I bought 15ml of vintage Youth Dew, EdP, earlier today.
Oh, and I have 2x 50ml vintage L'Heure Bleue de Guerlain, EdT, comming my way
and 2x 15ml vintage Dioressence, pure parfum.
tott - I think you need to change your BN name to Mr. Chanel. :smiley:
You lucky dog.
Mr. Chanel... Hmm. I'm not sure I could forsake all others and remain faithful to just one brand. :huh: :grin:
Was waiting for the cooler weather to pick this one up: Creed Acier Aluminum. Love love love it.
I gave this another try and i really really like it. I found it for 25 bucks for a 1.7 oz so awsome! The projection and logevity isnt as bad as i thought, and regardless of those two things, the scent itself is absolutely magnificent to me. Great addition to my wardrobe which i promised myself would not be added to til the end of the year, but fuck it!
Was giving some serious consideration to Pure Malt, but I ultimately went home with this lovely little number:
I was kinda hemmin'-and-hawin' because my Neiman's only had the 125ml bottles left in stock, but the very "enthusiastic" SA told me if I bought the bottle she'd put together I nice gift bag for me.
"And what will be in said gift bag?"
"Whatever you want."
Well, I left her to her own devices while a young man rang me up. Much to my delight, I found the following in the bag alongside the Halston: 2 AdP creams; 3 AdP Colonia samples; 2 Duc De Vervins samples; 6 Tom Ford For Men samples; and 6 substantial Francis Kurkdjian Lumiere Noir samples. Paying retail never felt so good.
HELP! WHAT SHOULD I GO WITH?! Cristalle Edt or Eau Verte?!?!
Eau Verte is more wearable to a man, that's just my opinion. So, Eau verte
Aramis Havana and Aramis Devin, 100ml each. Fragrances like these restore my faith in designer.
I went for the Edt. I thought it was as wearable as the Eau Verte. So...
Chanel Cristalle Edt 60 ml
Tom Ford - Black Orchid for my wife, and Tuscan Leather + Noir de Noir for myself.....:wink:
1) Burberry Brit
2) Chanel Allure
3) YSL La Nuit Pour L'homme
4) JPG Le Male
All bought today
Backup time... Vintage Opium and Parfum de Peau.
MPG Parfum d'Habit
And a bunch of samples
Montale - Black Aoud
Montale - Oud Cuir d'Arabie
F Malle - Vetiver Extraordinaire
F Malle - Noir Epices
PdN - New York
MPG - Santal Noble
S.Lutens - Se Majeste La Rose
Amouage - Lyric Man
Tauer - l'Air du Desert Marocain
Should keep me busy for a while :)
Burberry Brit Homme Limited Edition
Ambré by Baldessarini
I have a sample of Ambré for almost 2 years now, always found it nice but thought I wouldn't like to pay the full price for it. Well, today I found it for ~35$ and instantly bought it.
To be honest, I don't really know what pure amber smells so I can't tell if the name is well chosen, but I'm sure I like this fragrance a lot yet.
Boozy ? Yeah, definitely, but in such a classy way ! It is a warm and soft scent, I feel nothing sharp in this one and that's exactly what I like in a fragrance.
The only letdown is it seems to be quite weak in longevity but... I always feel that with my new fragrances, so I'll have a better opinion about that in 1 month or so.
I'm glad I found this one, some people may find it generic, but in my little knowledge of perfume, I didn't smell something like that often. Very good one to add to my collection.
I found L'Eau D'Issey Miyake Pour Homme and JPG Le Male at Target on clearance. I paid around $25 apiece for 1.36 OZ sprays of each.
very good fragrance. love it.
Hermès Amazone (1975) Maurice Maurin Woody Floral Aldehyde
•Top Notes: Mandarin, Neroli, Violet Leaves, Rosewood, Bergamot, Cassie, Galbanum •Middle Notes: Blackcurrant Buds, Narcissus, Hyacinth, Iris, Jasmine, Raspberry, Lily of the Valley, Orris Root, Rose •Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedar, Ylang-Ylang, Neroli, Oakmoss, Cinnamon, Amber.
today i scored 80% full
Unforgivable Eau Fraiche
for 19 bucks
bleu de chanel
Amazing fragrance for year round use.
I have managed to source an old favourite of mine... the wonderful men's Woody Oriental "Christos" by Greek-Australian designer Christopher Chronis. A scent that was discontinued over a decade ago, it boasts one of the more beautiful glass bottles that I have ever had the pleasure of collecting, in a deep violet hue.
And in keeping with all that is purple in hue, I also bought Guerlain Purple Fantasy.
I've got a fever... And the only prescription is...
I got to have it!
Today I received:
Une Rose Vermeille by Tauer. Both the scent and the flacon are absolutely beautiful. A big thanks to Sorcery of Scent and Andy Tauer for letting me win this lovely scent!
Memoir for Men
No. 19 (vintage Eau de Cologne) by Chanel
Thanks U. :smiley:
Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir
Notes include infusion of benzoin from Siam, cumin, ylang-ylang, Bulgarian and Iranian rose honey, incense absolute, Atlas cedarwood and sandalwood.
Going to give this a shot:
Six Scents Series Two - Fragrance 3: Solar Donkey Power
Notes include Bergamot, Sage, Geranium, Patchouli, Moss, Incense and Pine.
Six Scents Series One - Fragrance 3: The Spirit of Wood
Notes include Green Grass, Fig Leaves, Cypress, Elemi, Coriander, Cedar wood, Vetiver, Hinoki and White Amber.
Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
Parfumerie Generale Hyperessence Matale
A whole buncha Luckyscent samples:
Bas de Soie by Serge Lutens
Kiki EdP by Vero Profumo
Absolue Pour le Matin by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Une Rose Vermeille by Tauer
Onda EdP by Vero Profumo
Rubj EdP by Vero Profumo
Memoir Man by Amouage
Memoir Woman by Amouage
Absolue Pour le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Eau d'Epices by Tauer
Vetyverio by Diptyque
Holygrace by CdG/Undervocer
Holygrapie by CdG/Undercover
Wonderwood by CdG
The Infidels by Agonist
So I finally caved in to the hype. After GIT, this has probably received the most amount of praise/hype/attention. Hell, it even has it's own section.It wasn't a 100% blind buy, it was more a calculated risk even though my lady friend only gave it a 5 on 10. My reasoning was 1. It's only £45, 2. It's called Pure Malt and I LOVE my whisky. 3. It'll be gone forever and I might as well just give it a go. I hope it lives up to everything it's said to be.
In last week´s inbox:
Creed Original Vetiver
Creed Royal Water
Guerlain Vol de Nuit (vintage extrait)
Jean Patou Adieu Sagesse
Jean Patou l´Heure Attendue
Jean Patou Chaldee
Jean Patou Pour Homme
Carven Vetiver Dry
Pelle: Mmmmm @ vintage VdN extrait, and KA-CHING! at Patou Homme!
Today I bought a 8.4 flacon of Creed Aventus and a bottle of Amouage Reflection! I'm loving Amouage Reflection!!!